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Reagan Years

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November 29, 1986 – Iran-Contra: Shredders Working Overtime

November 29, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 29, 1986 – A day loaded with intrigue over the growing scandal of Iran-Contra. “The paper shredder was really humming at the National Security Council’s offices” – according to a report in the New York...

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October 19, 1983 – President Reagan Gives A Press Conference

President Reagan – 20th press Conference – October 19, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the situation in Nicaragua growing more tense and contentious, and the situation in Lebanon becoming a stalemate, President Reagan, in his 20th Press Conference, on the 1,000th day of his Presidency, sought to...

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September 21, 1987 – The Matter Of Bork – Reagan Heads To The UN With A Surprise

September 21, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September21, 1987 – As President Reagan was heading to the United Nations to deliver his address before the General Assembly, speculation was over a potential tentative agreement the White House had struck with the Soviets over...

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August 22, 1985 – Tragedy In Manchester – Protests In South Africa

August 22, 1985 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 22, 1985 – News for this day began with reports that a plane with 131 people crashed on take-off in Manchester. The British Air Tours flight 328, filled with passengers bound for a Greek Island...

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June 28, 1983 – Rosy Pictures, Thorny Realities – Unemployment Figures

June 28, 1983 – CBS World News Roundup + 9:00 Network news – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 28, 1983 – A day of mixed messages at home and abroad. During his press conference, President Reagan was asked about the then-current controversy brewing over “the Carter Briefing Book” with...